Suspects sought after gun battle with Darlington County deputies at car dealership

Pee Dee Crime

DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – One person is in custody after subjects shot at deputies just before midnight Monday. 

Lt. Robert Kilgo tells News13 that Darlington County Sheriff’s Office deputies were conducting a property check at the Dodge dealership on E Bobo Newsom Highway due to an alarm. 

Deputies, with help from the Hartsville Police Department, came across several subjects who then fired shots at them. Lt. Kilgo says the deputies are okay.

Robert Eugene Hendricks was taken into custody.  Lt. Kilgo says Hendricks is not from this area.

Deputies shut down Highway 151 to locate the other suspects. Any other suspects are believed to have left the area around the dealership.

Sheriff Tony Chavis has requested SLED to investigate what happened. 

Count on News13 to bring you updates as we learn more.

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